Every year on September 14 people celebrates the Hindi Diwas, this was the day when Hindi was chosen as one of the official languages after independence. On this day in 1949, the member of the Indian constitution anonymously voted to choose Hindi as one of the official languages of the Republic of India. Not only this but 14 September 1949 was also the 50th birth anniversary of Rajendra Singh who made a lot of efforts to make Hindi as National language of India.
There were efforts of lots of great writers who were included to make Hindi as the National language of India like Hajari Prasad Dwivedi, Kaka Kalelkar, Maithili Sharan Gupt, Mahadevi Verma, Seth Govind Das, and many other writers.
Hindi Diwas Significance
Hindi is the fourth most spoken language around the world only after English, Spanish, and Mandarin. The Hindi language has been derived from one of the ancient scripts “Devanagari”. After the adoption of Hindi as one of the Languages, later on, 26 January 1950 Hindi was officially added to the Constitution of India. In 1950, the first-ever Hindi Diwas was celebrated in the year 1953.
According to Article 343 of the Indian Constitution, “The official language of the Union shall be Hindi in the Devanagari script. The form of numerals to be used for the official purpose of the Union shall be the international form of Indian numerals.”
Hindi Diwas History And Importance
Right now, there are more than 120 languages in India, and most of them are adopted from the Devanagari script. Clearly, India is a multi-lingual country. Currently, there are 22 official languages in India, out of which Hindi and English are two which are used at the national level. In India, there are more than 332 Million peoples who speak both Hindi and English combined.
There are numerous national awards like the Rajbhasha award and Rajiv Gandhi Rashtriya Gyan-Vigyan Maulik Pustak Lekhan Puraskar for the achievements in the Hindi language and literature.